I Have ADHD is the #1 top-rated podcast for adult ADHD. This podcast will change your life.
With over 4 MILLION downloads and tons of 5-star reviews, it’s obvious that adults with ADHD are loving the I HAVE ADHD podcast! Join Kristen as she gives all of the tips, tricks, and no-nonsense coaching.
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Labeling ADHD as a superpower invalidates people who are struggling with this neurodevelopmental disorder. It can even lead to victim-blaming: “If ADHD is awesome, then I’m the problem.” In my opinion, this is not the right way to address ADHD. It’s actually quite the opposite.
Today, we’re going back to the basics of ADHD — because sometimes the noise can cause us to forget what’s *actually* going on inside these beautiful brains of ours.
When it comes to the way we function as adults, our family history plays a much larger role than many of us think. In this podcast episode, I’m talking with FOCUSED member CJ about generational trauma and its impact on adult ADHDers.
As adults with ADHD, when there’s a stimulus our brains are naturally triggered to react. We lack impulse control, so our instinct is to respond immediately. Someone who’s proactive doesn’t act out of impulse, and they aren’t constantly putting out fires or managing other people’s issues at their own expense. How do you morph into someone proactive as an ADHDer?
If my home was perfect, I felt like I was failing my family. A huge part of getting past this was unpacking my own trauma story and healing. I hear from my clients all the time. “I don’t understand why they can keep a clean house and I can’t.” It feels like failure, but I promise you, it’s not.
Those of us with ADHD are more susceptible to substance use and addiction. When our ADHD is left undiagnosed, unmedicated, or untreated, we will inevitably find some way or something to help us feel better.
In this episode, we cover a wide range of topics in her book, such as masking, vulnerability, convergent vs. divergent thinking and the individual houses (or psyches) we all have to protect and maintain for a healthy mind.
I’m going to be very honest. This episode is a dedicated “b**** fest” on how hard it is to get the medication prescribed for ADHD. If any of you adults out there have been through this, sometimes it’s therapeutic just to let out all the frustration and feel seen and heard.
Annahid is so well-versed in creating safe places for people to have hard conversations. We’ll learn about the overlap of racial identity, trauma, and ADHD that many communities experience with very little understanding from medical and therapeutic professionals.
Ellen’s story is so inspirational to me because it’s a testament that it’s never too late to get an ADHD diagnosis and seek help understanding yourself better. Age and past failures will only limit you if you let them.
Today’s episode is all about how to be PROactive not REactive. ADHDers spend so much time putting out fires and reacting to everything happening around us. We need to put down the fire hose and start making some purposeful decisions.
In this DEEP convo, Kristen and Danica discuss Complex Trauma, Is it ADHD or CPTSD?, Attunement, Attachment, Somatic Experiencing, How to Identify a Trigger, and The Complexity of Healing
Sue and I discuss how things like trauma and emotional wounds can eventually weaken the immune system to the point of breaking down physical health, and how important it is to receive therapy and coaching in a way that’s sensitive to ADHD.
Podcast Episode #226: What Do Finances, Relationships, and ADHD Have in Common? with Financial Therapist Christine Hargrove
We talk about Christine’s ADHD journey and her work with ADHDers in encouraging them to trust their own authority and ability to make decisions. Get ready to get comfortable with calculated risk and understanding that you don’t have to wait to make a decision until it’s perfect.
If you’ve struggled with horrible self-talk, disordered eating, and difficult relationships, this episode is going to be right up your alley. In case you haven’t had enough of ME talking about emotional regulation, Michael discusses from a client perspective why he truly believes it is the number one skill for adults with ADHD to learn.
In this episode we are SPILLING ALL THE TEA. Maggie and I talk about: Self help, cults, and MLMS, Scammy online business practices, Mystery offers, “If I can do it you can do it”, Steven Hassan’s BITE model of culty practices, How to avoid getting scammed, How to be ethical (what does it even mean)
Some of you with ADHD can identify with having additional neurodivergent diagnoses, such as OCD, and you may have experienced some confusion in differentiating between the two.
This episode is a rare treat as I chat with a current FOCUSED client of mine, Jason Rowlett, @JDouglasRowlett who shares his experience of identifying and leaving a toxic work environment.
Minaa B. is a licensed social worker, writer, and author of Owning Our Struggles. We discuss psychological safety in the workplace, bullying, systematic traumas that we face daily, the nuance of boundaries in relationships, recognizing when you ARE the problem, and healing through community
My regular listeners will know that I’ve been talking about my ADHD coaching certification program for the past couple of weeks. But this episode was so much fun because I had the pleasure of interviewing four of my trained coaches from the last term.
Everything and everyone has a limited capacity. If you want to avoid burnout and feel a sense of balanced accomplishment everyday, you won’t get there by pushing yourself to do more. In this week’s episode, I share how under-parenting could have caused those of us with ADHD to ignore our limitations.
Kai, a first-generation Chinese-Canadian and visionary Healing Transformation Coach, is the innovative mind behind Boundaries to Freedom, dedicated to empowering codependent adults on their journey towards emotional maturity.
Have you been considering a career change? Thinking about becoming an ADHD coach like me? Well, this episode is for you! What this is not: a perfect fantasy with puppies, rainbows and unicorns. What this is: my raw and honest truth about the pros and cons of the business.
Sleep makes the world go round. So why can’t we ever seem to get enough of it? This week, I’m re-releasing an older episode with a bit more introductory commentary on how ADHD interrupts regular sleep patterns.
Whitney Goodman, LMFT, is the radically honest psychotherapist behind the hugely popular Instagram account @sitwithwhit, author, and the owner of The Collaborative Counseling Center, a virtual therapy practice in Florida.
Tackling big milestones like attending university, moving out on your own or writing a book can be both exhilarating and intimidating. For those of us with ADHD, we can feel frozen in indecision as to how to begin such an endeavor.
Those of us with ADHD, and even those who don’t have it, can attest to times when we aren’t sure how to feel and we argue with ourselves in our heads. Problem-solving is an essential adult function, but it can be really hard at times and we can get frozen in our indecision.
I love saying ‘yes’ to things, but I can often find myself overburdened with too much on my list. Not surprisingly, this just happened to me, so I decided to process through it and turn it into a podcast episode to help those of you with ADHD that do this too!
Today’s episode is specifically for ADHD entrepreneurs trying to do everything on their own. I’ve got my bestie Hillary with me, from HandsOn OBM, to convince you why hiring an assistant could be the best thing for you and your business.
Today’s episode is specifically for ADHD entrepreneurs trying to do everything on their own. I’ve got my bestie Hillary with me, from HandsOn OBM, to convince you why hiring an assistant could be the best thing for you and your business.
I’m diving into everything from the privilege of self-care that not everyone has available to them, forms of free and cost-associated self-care, and how to determine if your self-care is actually just avoidance. You may think you don’t have the capacity to consider self-care, but there are options!
Do you feel like you received an ADHD diagnosis late in life? There can be a range of emotions and new stages of growth that you experience after gaining clarity in this area.
I’m going back to ADHD basics today by addressing how to cut down on the chaos of our everyday lives. As adults with ADHD, we know this is a regular problem for us. We may have an epiphany and simplify for a while, but inevitably, things pile up again and again and again.
Have you ever felt emotionally hungover? I think all of us adults experience this semi-regularly, especially if you have ADHD. When you have a full life of responsibilities, it can be challenging managing your energy and stewarding your capacity. In this week’s episode, I am sharing a recording of my group coaching program FOCUSED, where I chat with three people who feel overwhelmed.
It’s my birthday week! I love birthdays, getting older, and celebrating life and growth. So for this special birthday episode, I’m sharing a comprehensive list of the books that have changed my life and the reasons why.
There is a new study revealing that there is no connection to children developing neurological conditions or physical impairments whose mothers took ADHD medication when pregnant. This episode is all about prioritizing your needs for mental and physical wellness. You deserve nurturing as much as your baby. There are enough pressures in this world on pregnant women and mothers, and I’m here to tell you that YOU MATTER TOO.
The last episode of the rejection series is a good one on how to respond to and soothe the pain from rejection. Avoidance, people-pleasing and perfectionism are responses that many of us identify with as a way of limiting the amount of rejection in our lives. These three coping mechanisms can be replaced with productive strategies, however, which I have double the options for!
In part 3 of the rejection series, we talk about rejection trauma from the beautiful perspective of a therapist with ADHD, Helen Villiers. Helen explains important terms such as toxic shame, moral defense, mirroring and stonewalling. My favorite part is when Helen helps me identify why it can be so hard to not take rejection personally and why I look for mirroring in relationships.
I get bold and honest in this episode as I challenge “expert” opinion on Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD). And honestly, I’m scared you’re going to reject me for it. I reject the idea that our ADHD itself is the genetic and neurological CAUSE of our rejection issues. No. Growing up in a world that constantly rejects us is the cause of our rejection issues.
From childhood to adulthood, we experience rejection in a variety of ways and learn how to respond to it. Those of us with ADHD often experience this frequently and at an early age. As a result, we tend to have heightened sensitivity to feelings of exclusion or dismissal. This episode involves a critical self-examination and reflection time to determine whether or not you may demonstrate rejection sensitivity.
The last episode in the executive function focuses on self-motivation. The timing of this episode is perfect because taxes are due in a few weeks! You may be especially struggling with the motivation to beat that deadline, and I’m here to explain why.
It all comes down to our lack of dopamine, but that doesn’t mean we are lazy or a lost cause for productivity. A customized cocktail of support can help us improve in this impaired executive function.
Podcast Episode #202: Understanding Executive Functions – Self-Awareness (This Will Change Everything)
Part 5 of the executive function series is on self-awareness – the ability to reflect, evaluate and ponder your thinking patterns. Self-awareness can be a very uncomfortable thing to do and it might bring up a lot of shame and guilt. That’s why I offer six super helpful tips to implement that will create a safer space for you to examine your way of thinking and make a game plan for positive change
My conversation with Dr. Lindsay Gibson generated pure gold in this week’s episode about emotionally immature parents. It’s important to note that this is in no way parent-shaming but instead illuminates how many people with ADHD were likely raised by emotionally immature adults (and perhaps perpetuating this behavior).
Podcast Episode #200: Maybe I’m Not the Problem: Understanding Emotional Abuse with Helen Villiers and Katie McKenna
In this special episode, I’ve invited emotional abuse and relationship experts, Katie McKenna and Helen Villiers, to share their perspective on toxic relationships and how they affect ADHDers.
While those of us with ADHD may be good at solving big, complex problems, facing the breakdown of smaller situations can be a real challenge. This episode will help you understand why problem solving is so hard and what we can do to tackle it head-on.
In part three of my six-part series on executive functions, I’m diving into emotional regulation and how it’s impacted with ADHD. Emotional regulation directly impacts how productive we’re able to be because how we feel drives our actions. Learn how to SURF our emotions in the moment instead of avoiding them.
Those of us with ADHD can attest to how debilitating it is to not have strong, internal self-restraint. From interrupting conversations to cutting in line to leaping before we look, life with impaired inhibition can be daunting. I share the four types of inhibition (including cognitive, behavioral, and emotional motor) and offer tips on how we can keep this impairment in check.
Working memory is a temporary storage system that allows you to hold information in your mind long enough to do something with it. I like to think of working memory as an internal bulletin board where sticky notes get posted temporarily. We’ll dive into understanding the mind’s voice and the mind’s eye that are both necessary to picture the steps involved in a task and get it done.
Today I welcome Daniel Jones from The Aspie World as a special guest! He has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder Level 2), ADHD, OCD, and Dyslexia. Daniel shares tips for tricking the ADHD side of his brain into staying focused for longer periods of time and expresses why it’s so important to love each other and not feed dissension amongst our neurodivergent community. *strong language*
I made a goal to talk about one thing, told myself it would be easy, then procrastinated and realized it was more work than I was ready to handle. So here we go! I’ll talk through the things I did wrong this week, the steps I skipped, and the danger of excitement that I floated on instead of facing reality. Let’s learn together, and I hope I can help you avoid the pain I went through with this good but difficult goal.
I know how hard it can be to fight the way my brain works and spend too much energy shaming myself and wishing I was different. In this episode, I coach three separate, amazing adults dealing with very different life challenges and help them embrace and accept who they are and find ways to live their best lives alongside ADHD.
This time of year, everyone is setting resolutions — something that can be especially hard for those diagnosed with ADHD. An impossible goal doesn’t have to be something huge and scary though. It can be as small as finishing work every day when you say you’re going to or waking up at the first alarm without hitting snooze…
Barbara is known as “the woman who changed her brain.” After years of living with a diagnosed “mental block,” she set out to understand why parts of her brain weren’t functioning the way they should. What she discovered changed her understanding of the brain entirely, and she knew it was her life’s work to help others overcome the learning difficulties that might be holding them back.
In episode 190, I’m serving some spicy advice on ways we can all grow and improve as moms and dads to our little ones. You’ll find that my tips don’t have a lot to do with the actual kids, and that’s because there is work we as adults need to do before we expect things from our children.
Do you or do you not have the extra cash to spend on holiday gifts this season? This episode includes a recorded excerpt from the FOCUSED ADHD group coaching program with tough questions to ask yourself ASAP in order to properly prepare for holiday gift-giving without going into debt or feeling shame.
Facing the holiday season can be intimidating. Normal everyday life is complicated enough living with ADHD, and yet so much more is expected of us in the last few months of the year. Here’s your strategic plan for managing your expectations and capacity in order to face this time with intentionality and prioritization.
This one’s for all the neurotypical friends and family who have a loved one living with ADHD. There are SO many misconceptions about this diagnosis, and it can be super challenging for us to communicate our experiences to you effectively.
If you’re guilty of adding too many tasks to your to-do list and then feeling guilty for not completing them, this message is for you! It’s easy to lose ourselves in the list itself and struggle to cross anything off at all, leading to procrastination, dread, and shame.
Big, impossible goals are sexy. That’s what the world wants us to think. We have to do all of the things and be great at each one. But unrealistic goals are a challenge for adults with ADHD, and they set us up for failure.
I find that a lot of us ADHDers struggle to rest and play, and we have all the drama about participating in activities that are not ‘productive.’ Want to stop over-working and actually get a hobby? I’ve got 7 doable steps for you!
We end our relationships series by circling back to the most important relationship: the one we have with ourselves. Dr. Russell Ramsay is here with us to chat about why self trust is especially difficult for adults with ADHD, and what we can do to build it.
Saying no can be very difficult for any human, but I believe it’s especially hard for adults with ADHD. The more you say no when you want to, the more you are in the driver’s seat of your own life. Enjoy!
A big part of having healthy relationships is being able to express our own personal boundaries. But, how? Like actually, HOW?
I invited an expert on to share her wisdom with us: best-selling author, licensed therapist, and sought-after relationship expert, Nedra Glover Tawwab.
Today we discuss the difference between someone who is safe verses someone who is unsafe. This has been a critical (and truthfully, painful) exercise that I have gone through in my own life that has improved my experience of every single relationship that I have.
We talk about surrounding ourselves with people who are willing and able to meet our needs being willing and able to meet THEIR needs, too. It’s both/and. You’ll learn my 4-tier system for prioritizing relationships and I’ll give you permission to let some relationships go.
Podcast Episode #178: ADHD and Relationships Part 1: Identifying and Meeting Your Own Relational Needs
Most ADHDers struggle with relationships, and I am no exception to this. In the last 3 years, I’ve done a TON of work in therapy and in coaching, and I’ve really changed the way that I view relationships. In this 4-part series, I’ll share everything I’ve learned about healthy relationships with you so that you can change your relationships, too.
On today’s episode, we talk about why ADHDers struggle to set realistic goals, and how to make sure that we don’t set ourselves up for failure by setting outlandish, unreachable goals. You’ll walk away with a more grounded sense of how to set goals that you can actually accomplish!
Today you’ll hear from 3 of the coaches that I trained this year. They tell you about their experience, why they decided to become coaches, and what they loved/hated about my program.
If you want to be an ADHD coach and you like my approach, I would love to train you as a coach! Part 1 and Part 2 of this series are so important for you to listen to as you make your decision of what coach training program to invest in.
Buckle up, my friends! In this episode I dish all of my thoughts on ADHD coaching and the coaching industry. I let you know what I think is awesome, and what I find annoying, and I tell you how I’m going to solve the problem: By training ADHD coaches myself.
Podcast Episode #173: ADHD Coaching: Knowing What You Want, The Hard Parts of Your Job, Deciding to Put Yourself First
This episode is a compilation of a few coaching conversations I’ve had in the last couple of weeks in my coaching program, FOCUSED. I truly believe that while you listen, you will relate to each person I speak with and you’ll be able to have life-changing transformation.
Today’s episode is one that every ADHD needs: a fun and simple lesson in how to be productive. I’ll take you through the 5 steps that I teach all of my clients when we talk about productivity.
It can be hard to decide whether or not you should share your ADHD diagnosis with the people in your life. Is it their business to know? Will it help or hurt the relationship? This is one of the questions that we get asked most often, and so I wanted to share some tips to making the decision!
If you feel like you’re always taking 2 steps forward and 3 steps back, this episode is the antidote to that. In it, I teach you WHY ADHDers often self-sabotage, and exactly how to stop. You’re not going to want to miss this life-changing episode!
If you have ADHD, you struggle to go to bed…it’s a whole thing for us. This episode will provide you with 10 doable tips for getting your sweet little ADHD butt to bed at the time that you SAY you’re going to go to bed.
We all know that getting and staying organized is a MAJOR challenge for adults with ADHD. You’ll learn exactly why organization is hard for us, why it’s so important we divorce our ability to organize from our self-worth, how our spaces are a direct reflection of our minds, and exactly HOW to organize.
Adults with ADHD struggle to make decisions. We delay and procrastinate and don’t think things through clearly, and this makes it so that we struggle move forward in our lives. THIS EPISODE IS THE ANTIDOTE TO THAT.
Raise your hand if you still beat yourself up for things you did DECADES ago. In order to move into a different future, you’ve got to unshackle yourself from the past, and that’s what this episode is all about!
Podcast Episode #165: ADHD Entrepreneurship Part 4: Pay Yourself and Prioritize Profitability with Mike Michalowicz
If you’re an ADHD Entrepreneur who struggles to understand your business’s finances (raises hand) and conceptualize what EXACTLY to do with your revenue (raises both hands), this episode is going to rock your world.
Podcast Episode #164: ADHD Entrepreneurship Part 3: Honoring Your Capacity So That You Can Rest with Africa Brooke
In this DELICIOUS episode you will learn how rest and play are connected to your business’s bottom line $. Africa Brooke is a coach, consultant, strategist and seasoned entrepreneur…and did I mention she’s MY coach?
ADHD entrepreneurs are BRILLIANT…but are you spending the majority of your time and energy in your zone of genius or are you wasting your time trying to fit into a neurotypical box?
Oooooo baby get ready because we’re doing a 4-part series on ADHD + Entrepreneurship! This first episode is all about making your business more compatible with your ADHD brain so that the two of you (your biz and your brain) are not constantly in a fight.
I promise you, constraint is SEXY…let me convince you in this 30 min episode!! Stop cheating on your dreams with one-night-stand ideas, join me as I persuade you…
Did you know that ADHDers are very likely to struggle with binge eating? Find out why on today’s episode! Registered Dietitian Becca King is here to explain what binge eating is, why it is so prevalent among ADHDers, and how we can stop. Get ready for a shame-free, judgement-free discussion around eating, intuition, and ADHD management.
Every ADHDer wants to focus…but HOW!? Today’s episode is exactly what you need when you’re feeling scattered, lost, or overwhelmed. Kristen covers 10 practical steps
Raise your hand if imposter syndrome holds you back from living your life to the fullest. I see you! This week’s episode is all about
ADHD legend Dr. Ned Hallowell (Driven to Distraction, Delivered from Distraction, ADHD 2.0) is here today to share his infinite wisdom on all things ADHD.
Some ADHDers struggle with Problematic Pornography Use, and that’s what we’re talking about today…GET READY! My guest, Danny Poelman, is a certified life coach who
Are you stumped when someone asks you to define ADHD? Do you either give them a super basic answer OR totally over-share? On today’s episode,
Podcast Episode #154: ADHD Coaching: Why You’re Stuck, Long Term Goals, and Maybe You’re Not the Problem
I truly think this is going to blow your mind. Today’s episode is a powerful coaching call that I hosted inside of my Focused ADHD coaching program a few weeks ago.
Let’s talk about S E X, shall we? Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST is a psychologist and certified sex therapist specializing in diagnosing and treating people with ADHD,
The last 4 episodes were dedicated to honoring the female ADHD experience. Join me today as I synthesize what I learned this month and show you
Sari Solden is a PIONEER when it comes to women with ADHD, and she’s here today to talk about the intricacies of the struggles that
Yakini Pierce is here to share with us her expertise on all things being a mama who has ADHD. We talk about the highs and lows
Dr. Patricia Quinn is here to share her expertise on ADHD as it relates to PMS, PMDD, pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause, and menopause. I learned SO MUCH from speaking with Dr. Quinn, and am forever grateful to her for the decades of work she has done with ADHD women and girls.
March is International Women’s Month, and we’re dedicating all 5 weeks to honoring the female ADHD experience. Tune in today to hear from Paula Engebretson
If you have ADHD, then you struggle to prioritize and make decisions. In this episode, we’ll work on accepting our ADHD brains and begin to develop the skill of turning UP the volume on what’s important and turning DOWN the volume on what’s not as important. And of course, we’ll chat about how to even decide what’s important in the first place.
If you’ve wondered if you should give coaching a try, or if it even works, this episode will give you all the clarity. Hear my
Certified sex educator Cate Osborn is with us today to talk about all things sex as it relates to ADHD. Get ready for a fun and enlightening episode about how ADHD affects sex and intimacy, and how you can begin to overcome these challenges so that you can reach your potential …even in the bedroom (too far? Sorry).
“This will just take me 5 minutes” or “It’ll be fine” or “It’ll be different this time” are examples of potentially problematic positive thoughts. Positive
Today on the show I have superstar psychologist Dr. Russell Ramsay on to explain what CBT is and how it can be adapted and helpful
More of your questions answered! As an ADHD expert, certified coach to hundreds of adults with ADHD, and an ADHDer myself, I am uniquely positioned
As an ADHD expert, certified coach to hundreds of adults with ADHD, and an ADHDer myself, I am uniquely positioned to bring expertise, understanding, and
Let’s learn about our attention from a neuroscientist, shall we? Amishi Jha, Ph.D, is here to discuss her new book, Peak Mind, in which she
What 2 things do an attorney, a solopreneur, and an architect have in common? 1. They all have human brains 2. They all have ADHD.
Because of our deficient frontal lobes, planning, prioritizing, and following through are very difficult for ADHDers. This makes setting and achieving goals HARD! Today, I
ADHDers aren’t great at reflection, which often leads us to staying stuck. In this episode, I walk you through a practice of evaluating your year
If ADHD isn’t your superpower (it isn’t), then what is? Today Kristen walks you through an exercise to determine what your true gift, superpower, and
Welp…this episode is either going to make you feel super validated and pumped-up orrrrrrrr super triggered. What we’re chatting about today is my OPINION, and
Gather ’round the table, my friends, we’re going to have a chat about being plus sized and ADHD, and the specific challenges that plus sized people face when seeking to obtain ADHD diagnosis and treatment.
Today I’m interviewing my team and giving you a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to work with a crazy ADHD brain. I
Today’s episode is a compilation of funny ADHD stories sent in from listeners around the world – from leaving the car running to booking a flight
Today we’re going to dive deep into a question that I get asked a lot: “Should I tell people that I have ADHD?” The truth
There’s a reason why you want to stay up later (and then wake up later) than all of the neuro-typicals in your life, and it’s
Every ADHDer wants to learn the skill of overcoming procrastination. In this episode I give you my top 4 tips on how to stop procrastinating and get sh*t done.
Are you massively creative and feel like the ideas just never stop coming? How in the world do you constrain and choose one thing to
You know that thing we do where we have to spend at least an hour doing nothing…essentially “wasting time” before we get into our work
How is it possible that it’s taken me 126 episodes to record one on time management? This episode is deep – we talk about the REAL reasons we can’t manage our time, and what we can do about it.
If you have trouble slowing down and shutting your brain off, this episode is for you! I’ll dive into why we resist rest and how we can begin to overcome this tendency.
Self-sabotage is a (normal) human behavior pattern that undermines our success and thwarts forward motion. In this episode, we dive DEEP into why we sabotage
Today’s episode is a behind the scenes look at Kristen Carder’s journey. I’ve changed A LOT in the last 3 years and I’m sharing the specifics of who I used to be and who I am now.
In the last 2 weeks, some very heavy and concerning world events have taken place. With so much suffering happening right now, I wanted to record an episode for you that acknowledges our collective pain and gives you some strategies on how to cope so that you can be an informed and caring human without being totally distracted and non-functional.
Today’s episode is for senior adults who have been diagnosed or are considering seeking a diagnosis for ADHD. Is it worth it? Should you bother
Dr. Russell Barkley joins me on today’s episode to discuss the different types of ADHD medications and what he sees as THE BEST treatment plan for adult ADHD.
Dr. Russell Barkley is THE authority on adult ADHD and he is here with us today to chat about all the things. Do not miss this!
The adhd penalty is the self-inflicted punishment that we feel obligated to inflict upon ourselves because of our adhd shortcomings. This penalty ALWAYS ends up
Today I talk to my client Sacha about his journey going SLOWLY on his self-development work. Of course we ADHDers prefer to go fast, but what if that impatience actually doesn’t serve us? Today we’re going to inspire you to slow down and look for little wins along the way!
Today’s episode is for those of you who question your diagnosis. My client, Emma Strong shares her journey of getting diagnosed and then questioning whether
BUCKLE UP!! If you are someone whose family didn’t understand or validate your ADHD, you are going to LOVE this conversation. And especially, if you
We’ve discussed that it’s POSSIBLE to be inconsistent and successful, and this episode is all about howwwwww to do it. All FOCUSED members will have
You do not have to be consistent in order to be successful. You do not have to be consistent in order to be successful. You
Calling all entrepreneurs! You don’t have to be consistent in order to be a success in your biz. Join me for a 5-day training July
Most adults with ADHD often identify as time-wasters. I’m going to walk you through why this is super counter-intuitive and why we should NEVER believe
If the thought of being nice to yourself makes you want to barf, I get it…but I’ve learned that it’s one of the key factors
I’ve got the secret to being productive and I’m giving it to you today! In this episode I discuss the number one reason why you’re not
In this episode, my client Taucha gives us the scoop on her transition from a career in speech pathology to becoming a yoga teacher…
Easily swayed by others? Don’t feel steadfast in making decisions? Your ethics and values are at the core of establishing an internal authority. Tune in
ADHD is not just for White people! On today’s episode I interview my client Jennifer who is half white and half Native Canadian. Her perspective is
Do you struggle to manage your impulsivity in order to follow your calendar? Do you feelings of fear and shame ever hold you back from
Do you struggle to identify and meet your own needs? Do you struggle to self-validate? Do you melt when someone disapproves of you or a decision
At some point, every adult with ADHD has to wrestle with this question: Am I just making an excuse? So it’s high time we have
This interview is in the series of interviews I did with my BIPOC clients on the theme that ‘ADHD is not just for white people.’
Most people downplay ADHD in adults. Isn’t it a childhood disorder? I thought it was just for boys? What’s the big deal? Call your aunties
When I was diagnosed, my doc said, “Yep, you have ADHD. Here’s some meds!” Maybe your experience was similar to mine. This episode is a
SO. You think you might have ADHD and you’re not sure what TF to do. Yeah, I get it. Here are 5 easy, actionable steps
If you’re wondering what Adult ADHD looks like, this is your episode. I quickly break down the main symptoms of adult ADHD and how those
3 days ago I made what I considered to be a huge mistake. Today I’m sharing all of the juicy details with you in an
It can be very hard for ADHDers to make and keep friends. Why? And what can we do about it? On today’s episode I have my
It’s hard to have ADHD. We are so often misunderstood and rejected by our peer groups. Dr. Ned Hallowell says that fellowship is the safest
Scaffolding is a system, structure, or framework of SUPPORT. Dr. Russell Barkley says that humans of ADHD must have a scaffolding of support around them if
In this episode, my client Karima speaks of her experience as a black girl growing up in an all-white village in France; how she was
Calling all entrepreneurs, side-hustlers, and anyone trying to get sh*t done! This episode is a coaching call from Focused. Every month we have a business
“…it is out of this space (failure) that the real genuine communication with other people starts to happen, because it’s a very unguarded, wide-open space
If you’re a perfectionist, this episode is for YOU! I can’t wait for you to hear from my client, Melia, who was the first to
It’s time that you issue a pardon to your past self. Failed a class in college? Pardoned! Forgot to pack your kid’s lunch? Pardoned! Got fired
Tune in today for an eye-opening and vulnerable conversation that I have with my client, Shannon Taylor. Shannon is a perfect example of what’s possible for a black woman with ADHD. This episode is the first in a series of episodes that I look forward to recording with my BIPOC clients.
I’ve got a major ADHD life hack for you today! It’s probably not exactly what you’re expecting, but it’s changed my life and I think it will change yours, too. The power move is when we intentionally get out of our HEADS and drop down into our BODIES. We feel. On purpose. Sounds excruciating, right!? I know…but I swear it’ll be worth it.
I don’t know about you, but I turn into a complete monster when I have a day off. And since we just got through the Christmas break, I have a LOT of thoughts about how we can treat ourselves (and others) better when we’re not in our normal routine. Today you’ll learn the 5 strategies to surviving Saturdays
I love it when my clients are amazing examples of what is possible for adults with ADHD. My dear client Rich sent me his 2020 evaluation and I Had to invite him onto the podcast to share it with you all.
Need a boost? Perfect, this call is for you. I coach on anxiety, overwhelm, obligations, procrastination, and business. I want you to see how helpful it is to get coaching and how you can apply this coaching to your own life.Aside from medication, coaching has been the most helpful thing to me, and to many others. Many of my own huge transformations have come when watching or listening to someone else being coached.
In this episode I interview my sister Adrienne Himelright. Adrienne has ADHD and is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She’s an awesome example of what’s possible for someone with ADHD and I can’t wait for you to hear from her!
What are you capable of in 2021? The only way to find out is to set a big scary goal for yourself! In this episode you’ll learn WHY you should go for it and HOW to go about doing it!
When adults with ADHD set goals, we usually strive for the IDEAL rather than something attainable. This creates MORE failure for us. In this episode we’ll dive into the concept of a minimum baseline and how it will help you to achieve your goals with a much higher success rate!
Ever have one of those days where you “lose” 6 hours to spacing out on the couch? When you do, how do you treat yourself? This episode is a deep-dive into self-acceptance.
ADHDers don’t like to be told what to do. So why do we spend so much of our own mental energy telling ourselves that we “should” and “have to” do things? It’s not fun and it’s not working! Today’s episode is a bit of a smackdown. Are you ready?
For ADHDers, overwhelm is a whole thing. A WHOLE THING. In this episode you’ll learn specific strategies for tackling overwhelm and kicking it to the curb.
I don’t have it all together. There, I said it. In this episode I dive into why it’s important to focus on our strengths and allow ourselves to have areas of weakness. Want to know the 10 things I’ve messed up on recently? Here ya go!
You can’t hate yourself into improvement. You have to change your mind about yourself first. On today’s episode, I chat with my client and friend Verity Garvey, who went from self-loathing to self-acceptance and is now coaching others to do the same. Be inspired, my friend. If it’s possible for Verity, it’s possible for you.
This episode is the audio of one of my recent coaching calls. We tackle phone addiction, insecurity at work, and self judgement. Some of my most transformative breakthroughs have been when I’ve listened to OTHER people get coached, and I know this is possible for you, too.
I had a REALLY bad day recently and it just so happened to be podcast recording day. I almost didn’t record an episode for you, but thought maybe it would be helpful to share my own bad day with you so that you can learn to process and accept your bad days. You are 100% not alone, ADHDer. I got you.
Every adult with ADHD wants to learn how to follow through. This episode includes a 4-step process that you can use to become someone who does what they say they’re going to do. Do you identify as reliable? I do. It’s possible for you, too!
This episode is kind of a good news/bad news situation 🙂 If you have ADHD, then your memory is terrible. Specifically, your nonverbal working memory.
In last week’s episode, I taught you the concept of your future self. This week you’re going to hear from Jen 2.0, one of my
Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about the past and beating ourselves up about it. The result we get from this is
Massive action is the type of action that produces an actual RESULT. It’s the opposite of passive action (researching, learning, asking for help) which doesn’t actually PRODUCE anything. Tune in to learn more!
Finally! We’re chatting today about procrastination – why we do it and how to overcome it.
In the midst of Covid-19, an election year, and all of the difficult cultural issues in our world, here’s my pep talk for you to
No one tells you that success actually feels TERRIBLE, but it does. I want you to be on the lookout for the discomfort that goes
All adults with ADHD want to learn how to be more productive. Today on the podcast I’m sharing my 5-step FAIL PROOF system for upping
Today I’m and telling you about the 2 mindsets that will always 100% steal positive results from you. I speak from experience, and I hope
ADHDers are notoriously bad with money – I want to lead CHANGE for our community in this area. Everything about my finances has transformed in
Do you wonder if it’s too late for you? Do you make the same mistakes over and over and wonder if improving is even possible?
This is probably the most important episode I’ve recorded to date.
Buffering is anything we do to avoid feeling badly. Identifying buffering in your life is a MAJOR ADHD HACK because once you see it for
Today’s episode is all about intentionally spending on your time on what you’re good at and outsourcing the stuff that you suck at. I’ve got
Failure is the most important skill you need to learn if you want to be successful. I know we’ve talked about it before, but DUDE!
Today we talk about sticking with ONE idea at a time and seeing it through to completion. Our brains love novelty and hate boredom, but
Today I’m sharing the 5 things I’ve recently learned about entrepreneurship that have changed EVERYTHING for me. It’s allowing me to create money FAST. If
Self-acceptance is the FOUNDATION for behavior change. You will never produce consistent positive results in your life if you don’t first decide to accept your
Raise your hand if you struggle with self-confidence. Today’s episode is a class that I taught in Focused on Self-Concept & Identity, which are the
Do you give yourself permission to rest and relax? My guess is that you don’t. Let’s chat about how ADHD adults can peacefully turn their
Raise your hand if you struggle to go to bed on time. “On time” = when you want to go to bed, or when you
Today we’re talking about perfectionism: Holding yourself to unrealistically high standards and then beating yourself up when you inevitably do not meet those standards. Perfectionism
Procrastivity is a term that Russell Ramsay coined, and I love it. Ramsay is the author of the new book, Rethinking Adult ADHD, and I’m
Today’s episode is part 2 of my conversation with my husband, Greg. We laugh about time blindness, the fact that I hate getting out of
Meet my husband Greg! He’s my polar opposite and he’s here to chat about what it’s like to be in relationship with an ADHDer. On
One of the topics that I coach on the most is getting out of bed “on time.” This is HUGE for adults with ADHD. If
Well, here we are! If you’re struggling to find your way during quarantine, you’re not alone. I am too. I’m here today with 5 reason
No one ever told me that I get to choose how I feel about something. I always thought my emotions happened to me. Today we
Emotions always lead to our actions. So…want to stop avoiding? Wish you could stop procrastinating? Sick of getting stuck on social media? The secret is
Shame is something that all of us with ADHD experience. It’s the feeling of contempt that we have for ourselves when we fail to meet
Life is 50% positive emotion and 50% negative emotion. This means that when you feel awful, nothing has gone wrong…you’re normal. Want to stop procrastinating? Learn how to process and allow negative emotion.
In this episode, ADHD coach Jessica Heimsoth chats with Kristen about the importance of managing our thoughts and FEELING our emotions. I wanted you to
If you’re being treated for your ADHD and still don’t feel like you’re reaching your potential, I want you to join Focused. It’s my monthly
We are controlled by the NOW. Need an ADHD coach? Go to www.ihaveadhd.com/focused
People often say “I want to get this done, but something always comes up” Let’s discuss this concept. In my world, nothing EVER comes up.
Stop fantasizing and start DOING. For ADHD coaching go to www.ihaveadhd.com/focused
Decisions + ADHD = HARD!!! Here are some tips to help you! For ADHD coaching go to www.ihaveadhd.com/focused
We want the people we love to REALLY UNDERSTAND ADHD. But is that even possible? Let’s chat about it 🙂 Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for ADHD coaching.
Setting priorities is so difficult for us! How in the world do we choose what is important? Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused if you want to be coached by ME!
Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for information on coaching for adults with ADHD.
5 Steps to feeling better when someone says or does something to set you off.
Yep, you read that right I’M DONE WITH MOTIVATION. Here are 5 things I’m doing instead.
You asked for it! Here ya go! Definitely NOT the “10 tricks to being a perfect parent” episode that you were probably hoping for, but
It’s so hard to say no – especially for us ADHDers. Let’s chat about why saying no is ESSENTIAL if we’re going to stay focused and reach our potential!
The ability to fail (and not let it break us) is one of the most necessary skills that we need to develop. What I am
Our friend Laura Brooke (PHL Organizer) is back to discuss her recent diagnosis of ASD and to give us some insight to how ADHD and ASD differ and how they’re the same.
Your ADHD brain is in charge of EVERYTHING in your life, and it can change and improve!
How does one acquire an ADHD diagnosis? Here are some very practical tips.
Ready for some inspiration?! Well, here it is. I’m super pumped to share this episode with you! From Simone Biles to Bill Gates – there’s nothing we can’t do.
If you have ADHD, then you struggle with habits! Let’s figure out a way to do the things we want to do….
I’m baaaaaaaaaaaack!!! So excited to be with you today! Serving up some things I’ve learned over my two-month break! Enjoy!
Anyone else drowning in all of the craziness of summer?
Raise your hand if you struggle with motivation! This episode explains why we struggle and some ways to combat it. Click here to read
IT’S HERE, PEEPS! I finally recorded an episode on the enneagram personality types and I could not be more excited to share it with
Many of us ADHDers are broke. We make impulsive decisions, are in debt, feel that we never have enough, and don’t know how to CHANGE.
What is it that you regret? How in the world can we let it go? Here are some simple steps that can help you to accept your past and create a new future for yourself.
We spend a lot of time hating on our ADHD brains – but what if your brain is your most valuable asset? The truth of the matter is, your entire life is created by your brain, so investing in your brain is an investment in your entire life. In this episode, I share how I’m choosing to think about my brain differently, and how it’s changing everything for me.
In this episode, Laura Brooke, professional organizer (who has ADHD) gives us all the practical steps to organizing our space.
Think that ADHD and organization don’t mix? Think again! You can be organized. Organization is a talent for some, but it’s also a skill that can be developed by the rest of us who are just naturally messy people.
Organization and ADHD do not mix, right? WRONG! Today I welcome my very first guest to the podcast: Laura Brooke, a professional organizer diagnosed with ADHD. Crazy, right? In this episode, Laura walks us through the mindset of organization and uncovers for us exactly what it takes to change our thoughts on this never-ending struggle.
This is the number one brain hack I have encountered – I use it in my own life and try to get EVERY ADHDER I know to do it, too.
Ever have those days (or weeks) when you’re just not OK and you’re not sure WHY? Yeah, me too. Let’s talk about some practical strategies to overcoming intermittent depression.
Based on the book Atomic Habits, let’s chat about how our small steps can lead to huge changes. And OH HOW WE AVOID those small methodical steps, don’t we?!
Here are some truth bombs about relationships and how to make them successful. I hope it’s helpful to you! If you’re struggling to educate your
I really hope you enjoy this episode! Here is my free printable for you, friend!! Click HERE to download it. Coach with Kristen
LIFE CHANGING!! Today we’re going to discuss psychology 101 – which, we are not really taught in mainstream education. But I think if we were,
Do you suck at managing your money? Can’t seem to save for the future? Don’t understand why you buy so many things without thinking? These are all characteristics of adults with ADHD! Join me on this episode as we chat about the challenges of taking care of our finances as adults with ADHD.
Here are the sources that I used for this important episode: Emotion Worksheet Scholarly article on emotional dysregulation and ADHD Watch this video of Dr.
No idea how to set or achieve goals? I feel ya! Here are 5 practical tips you can apply today to get started on crushing those goals!
Do you hate grocery shopping as much as I do? Why do the “easy” things in life seem so hard for you and me? One word: dopamine. Let’s commiserate about how much we hate mundane tasks!
Vision is the picture you have in your mind of what you want your life to be. It’s the destination. The end goal. Unfortunately those
So many of us adults with ADHD are walking around feeling ashamed of our symptoms and behaviors. Shame can be limiting and debilitating. I invite
I thought I hated Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, Tidying Up, but I’ve changed my mind. Find out which of Marie’s tricks we ADHDers can use
Your life won’t improve until you accept and own your diagnosis. That’s when the party really starts. It’s taken me several years to really change my thinking about ADHD. Once I changed my thinking, I could change my actions and improve my life, and you can, too.
This episode is all about your frontal lobe and executive functioning and why you should care about both. It’s life-changing information regarding adult ADHD that my doctor never told me!
Join me, as I chat about the frustrations, challenges, and humor of living life as an adult with ADHD. Every podcast episode will be filled